MUSIC    THEATRE    FILM    NATURE

PRIZES: 
1. The winner will be personally chosen by the World Guitar Nights musicians (Don, Lior, Ahmed & Konarak) and presented a special guitar from Dream Guitars, USA worth approximately $1500.
2. The winner will get backstage passes to attend World Guitar Nights 
3. The winner will get free participation in the Guitar Clinic facilitated by the World Guitar Nights musicians at Infinite Souls
4. The winner will get 3 days of hospitality at Infinite Souls
5. The two finalists will get an honourable mention and certificates signed by the judges
6. The two finalists will get 3 days hospitality at Infinite Souls
7. The two finalists will get free participation in the Guitar Clinic facilitated by the World Guitar Nights musicians at Infinite Souls.

8. All 10 finalists will get certificates signed by the judges and a discount to Guitar Clinic




TIMELINE:
All submissions for contest registration must be received by September 15th 2016 at konarak_reddy@yahoo.co.in
The finalists will be notified by the Organizers (Infinite Souls) by October 7th, 2016.
The finalists should arrange to be in Bangalore between October 21-23 2016
World Guitar Nights is on Oct 21/22 evening
Guitar Clinic is on Oct 23rd morning

All India FingerStyle finals is on Oct 23rd night

CONDITIONS: The Organizers are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, incomplete entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer hardware or software or other technical failures.
Organizers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, or modify the Contest if it becomes corrupted in any manner such that it cannot be conducted as originally planned and, in such event, to select winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Organizers. In such event, Organizers shall have no liability to any Entrant who is disqualified due to such an action.Type your paragraph here.

RULES FOR KONARAK REDDY’S ALL INDIA FINGERSTYLE COMPETITION 2016
Effective April 1st, 2016

NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED
NO NEED TO BUY ANYTHING
THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL INDIAN NATIONALS OF ANY AGE OR GENDER
THIS COMPETITION AIMS TO ENCOURAGE AND AFFIRM GOOD PLAYERS, MAYBE GET YOU SOME GIGS, THAT'S ALL.

ELIGIBILITY: An Entrant (Individual) must be an Indian national. Invalid or ineligible entries shall be excluded from consideration. An Entrant may be either a professional or amateur guitarist as the aim is to encourage and affirm quality fingerstyle playing. By their submission of entry, Entrants warrant they are legally entitled and authorized to make such submission on their own behalf. In the event of a dispute as to the winner’s identity, entries will be deemed made by the holder of the email account associated with the entry. 

TIMING: Contest begins at 6am on April 1st, 2016 and continues until 11pm on September 15, 2016. Entries must be received by 11 pm on September 25, 2016 to be eligible. Finalists will be announced by October 7th 2016.

HOW TO ENTER:
One Entrant (Individual) must submit two (2) unedited YouTube Videos, no longer than 5 minutes each and with no camera stops, of themselves playing the guitar. You can send these to konarak_reddy@yahoo.co.in with the subject: All India FingerStyle Entrant. The video should be recognizable as the person in the passport photo also to be submitted. 

Entries may comprise of original songs or covers, and must be solo performances. It is acceptable to submit a non-original composition; provided the entrant is not “copying” the performance of the original guitarist or artist. 

In all entries, the interpretation of the melody and solo of that song must be original in flavor and content. 

Only one submission allowed per applicant. If multiple entries are submitted, only the first submission will be considered. 

The following must accompany each video submission in order for your entry to be complete: 1) Applicant’s address, email, telephone number, age and a passport photo that looks exactly as in the video submission. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Applicants should retain copies of all materials sent with their entries. Organizers will accept no responsibility for entries lost in cyber space. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at http://www.infinitesouls.org/

JUDGING: A panel of professional guitarists will evaluate the videos on the basis of technique, interpretation, and artistry. The judges this year are: Don Ross (Germany), Lior Yekutieli (Israel), Ahmed El-Salamouny (Germany) and Konarak Reddy (India). 


There will be one (1) grand prize winner and 2 finalists. The finalists will have to come to Bangalore to receive their awards. Hospitality will be provided.

Former grand prize winners may not apply.



All decisions of the judges are final.